INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 11, 2016) – Mayor Joe Hogsett joined Ability Indiana today to designate the City of Indianapolis, the first “Ability City” in Indiana. The designation recognizes the City’s long-standing commitment to supporting the employment of Hoosiers with disabilities at employment centers across Marion County.
“Indianapolis thrives when all of its residents are given the opportunity and means to thrive,” said Mayor Hogsett. “Ability Indiana brings together a willing and capable workforce with the needs of the business world, helping to lift all Hoosiers through hard work and meaningful private-public partnerships. I am proud that Indianapolis is now recognized as a leader in supporting employment for all individuals throughout our city, including at places like Crossroads Industrial Services.”
Crossroads Industrial Services, a division of Easter Seals Crossroads, has been providing employment opportunities through its manufacturing of quality products, for almost 80 years. Crossroads partners with the business community to provide supply chain solutions including warehousing, assembly, packaging and shipping, and manufacturing. Every employee of Crossroads, and similar employment centers, competes in the local economy based on quality and performance.
“Employment centers like Crossroads Industrial Services, are a critical part of this city’s economy,” said Mike Cruz, Chairman of the Board of Ability Indiana. “The City of Indianapolis, through its supportive policies and the participation of the business community, helps turn “disability” into “ability” for many of our neighbors at facilities like this every day.”
Hundreds of Hoosiers work each day at the 3 Ability Indiana employment centers across the city.
“We have a proud tradition at Crossroads of strict standards equivalent to the best in any industry,” said Curtiss Quirin, COO of Crossroads Industrial Services. “We will match the performance of our workforce against any in the city.”
Ability Indiana, Inc. is a 501 (c) authorized by state stature (IC 5-22-13) to give state and local government entities the mechanism to contract with employment centers without going through the public bidding process. More information about Ability Indiana and its members’ products and services can be found at: www.abilityindiana.org
Crossroads Industrial Services is a division of Easter Seals Crossroads. For more information on Crossroads, go to: http://www.crossroadsindustrialservices.com/
Employment centers across Indiana belong to the Indiana Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (INARF). To find out more about INARF and its members, go to: http://www.inarf.org/